Ovations was awarded the contract after scoring the highest score and submitting the best overall proposal in reponse to Exhibition Place's public RFP (Request for Proposals). The agreement, which was approved by Exhibition Place's Board, commenced July 18, 2013 and reflects the Board's objective of increasing food and beverage revenue across all venues used for trade and consumer shows.
Ovations operates more than 120 venues in Canada and the United States servicing over nine million guests and exceeding $250M in sales. In the past five years, its renewal rate is almost 100 per cent. Ovations has also announced that its new General Manager, as of July 11, 2013, Bradley Fletcher, will oversee its operations at Direct Energy Centre and Exhibition Place.